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    Essential Thickness Planer Maintenance
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    Razor Sharp Chisels
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    Metal Forging Basics
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Steve answers the top three queries he’s asked about these benchtop woodworking tools.


Clean Blades & Bits Cut Better Even the best saw blades and router bits gum up with performance-robbing wood resins, and it takes a specialized …


Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains how Lithium-ion batteries and brushless motors boost cordless tool power-to-size ratios to new levels.

chop saw power tool cutting wood - steve maxwell

Steve explains the difference between simple, compound and sliding compound mitre saws, also known as chop saws, and gives some tips to help you select the right tool for your home workshop.

Irwin Levels

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, tells you about a new hand-held level from Irwin Tools.

TEK4 Flashlight

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, writes and raves about Ryobi TEK4 cordless tools.

Picquic Screwdriver

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares his three essential woodworking hand tools.

How Today’s Best Cordless Tools Work Better

Canada’s Handiest Man, Steve Maxwell, believes each new generation of cordless power tools brings us one step closer to perfection.

DIY Upholstery Easier With the Right Tool

A rave review from Steve Maxwell on a tool which makes it possible to easily renew your home’s upholstery with surprising ease and economy.

New Life for Dead Chisels

Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, offers up four easy steps to bring your old chisel back to life. is powered by the casaGURU Platform.